We welcome the call by the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) for an English Minister for Fisheries.
National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) Trawler men need their own English Minster
to protect their fishing rights
It was reported on the 23rd December 2016 that Fisheries Minister, George Eustice had announced that a chunk of England’s fishing quotas was going to be transferred to Scotland following the vote to leave the European Union (EU).
This would mean that the quota to catch 1,500 tonnes of fish had been removed from the Humberside-based Fish Producers Organisation and handed to Scottish authorities.
After hearing George Eustice’s decision, Stephen Morris, General Secretary for the Workers of England stated
“The Workers of England Union has continually stated that the British government is treating English workers badly in its attempt to placate Scottish nationalists. The British government will sell out English industries. Only English Ministers overseeing industries working within a Devolved administration can protect jobs across England.”
“The Workers of England Union supports the concerns highlighted by the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) when it pointed out that
‘Devolved administrations have their individual ministers to speak up for them but English industry has no such champion and we urging need one’.
It is abundantly clear the British won’t protect English industries. What industry in England will be sold out next to appease Scottish self-interest? Maybe yours!
We must defend workers’ rights across England before English industry is completely destroyed. The First step must be to protect jobs by not giving contracts, quotas and business opportunities unfairly away to other administrations. That is why we call for an English First Minister.
We urge our members to help us demand Ministers for English industries”.
Workers of England Union